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Update: Branch Fire burns 110 acres in rural area near Oroville

Published On: Aug 01 2013 07:42:01 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 02 2013 06:39:33 PM CDT
OROVILLE, Calif. -

A fire has burned 110 acres near Rocky Peak along Lake Oroville near Cherokee.  As of Friday at 11 a.m. the fire was 30 percent contained.

The fire is called the Branch Fire.  The blaze broke out just before 4 p.m. Thursday. 

Although the total acreage increased on Friday afternoon, hand crews and helicopters were able to strengthen existing lines and slightly improve containment. The location of the fire remains remote and is not threatening any structures.

At the direction of CAL FIRE, PG&E de-energized power lines that affected 900 customers in the Big Bend area to allow for firefighter safety during the incident. PG&E is in the process of restoring service to as many customers as possible. For more information from PG&E, you can call 1-800-743-5002.

Smoke from the fire will be highly visible and drift throughout the south county.  The county is still being impacted by smoke from the fires in Siskiyou County as well. 

There are no threats to structures at this time.  The public can call the fire information line at 538-7826 for updates.

Stay with us as we work to bring you the latest details.